Terrapin Moo-Hoo Chocolate Milk Stout | Terrapin Beer Company

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Terrapin Moo-Hoo Chocolate Milk StoutTerrapin Moo-Hoo Chocolate Milk Stout

Brewed by:
Terrapin Beer Company
Georgia, United States

Style: Milk / Sweet Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Winter

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Photo of AlexanderSelby
3.65/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

This is no joke. It is the Yoo-Hoo of beers. Mouthfeel is that of chocolate milk: creamy, with low, low carbonation. Flavor is that of chocolate milk: rich and milky, the 6% abv is well hidden in this thick wave of choc/vanilla/coffee ice cream. Smell is of chocolate milk: chocolaty, but also a slight roasted coffee from black and chocolate malts. The only non-chocolate milk thing about this beer is the color: it is jet black; however, the head is a creamy brown which is, surprise surprise, the color of choco milk.

This is an experience to have. Impressive innovation, but personally, I would rather just have a milkshake.

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Photo of hooliganlife
3.98/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

thanks to smason for this, i love terrapin

pours jet black with a dark creamy chocolaty head. quick dissipates leaving very light retention.

kinda light on the nose, light bitter chocolate and roasted malt.

light chocolate through out. lots of sweetness from start to finish. a slight deep roasted malt character. hints of coffee.

very light and easy. mild carbonation and a sweet wet body, if that makes any sense. goes down stupid easy.

painfully easy to drink. i would love more.

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Photo of mdfb79
4.05/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to BigSexy410 for this one. Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a pint glass.

a - Pours a black color with one inch of tan head and light carbonation evident.

s - Smells of chocolate, vanilla, roasted malts, and light coffee.

t - Tastes of roasted, chocolate, vanilla, and light coffee.

m - Medium body and low carbonation. Smooth and creamy body.

d - I thought this was a really good milk stout. This beer was exactly what I thought it would be when I heard about it and heard the name. Very enjoyable and easy to drink, would like to have again.

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Photo of gdoublerb
4.83/5  rDev +22.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Sweet roasted malt and chocolate in the nose hint at the delights you'll be tasting. The big body is leggy on a stout glass, leaving seeping oily trails behind it. The tasted is an uncommon compliment of chocolate, dark malts, and unfermented sugars.

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Photo of AlCaponeJunior
3.97/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Black as coffee. Half finger head with good lacing.

Malty chocolate and coffee aromas dominate the smell.

I like this beer. Chocolate flavors are sweet and perfectly balanced with the coffee and roasted malt flavors.

Delicious and smooth, low carbonation, mild bitter coffee and chocolate aftertaste.

Definitely would drink again. Great for a dessert beer or a sipper on a cold winter day.

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Photo of avalon07
4.12/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had a dark brown color and a thick texture There was an inch of tan-colored, foamy, somewhat long-lasting head. OK lacing.

S: A very robust smell of chocolate, malt, and some milk.

T: Tasted of milk chocolate, a mild maltiness, and a warm, toasty quality. A nicely pleasing flavor.

M: A good amount of carbonation with a predictably slick finish. Medium-bodied. More thick and viscous than most Milk/Sweet Stouts.

D: Overall, a well done, drinkable beer.

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Photo of SuperNova777
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

What!!! Another thanx to Alleykatking...when we starting this band foolio

A:Pours a dark color with a tan head, moderate lacing lingers around

S:Nice aroma of some roasted malts but more than less big whiffs of milk chocolate
are coming thru more than anything

T:Same action as the nose, little roastiness up front with a nice kick of chocolate
coming thru on the backend and lingering around

M:Mouth seemed pretty good on this, not too heavy or light at the same time. Milk chocolate taste lingers around

D:Beer was really good for the style focusing more on the chocolate milky side than
anything else. Easy drink and worth having again

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Photo of kingcrowing
4.23/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a chalice.

Pours a dark brown with almost no head. Nose is sweet, malty and chocolaty.

Taste is a bit sweet, a bit malty and and creamy. It's got a nice smooth mouthfeel, it's very tasty and drinkable. It's really like a chocolate milk beer.

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Photo of farrago
4.12/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Two fingers loose and agitated super-dark brown foam, almost all larger bubbles with minimal retention, lacing slightly weak as well, not much stickiness. Jet black and as shiny as polished onyx. Softly expansive nose of chocolate pudding, carob and cocoa and unvarnished milk, notch down you get coffee ice cream, butterscotch and apricot, yellow apple fruit with a spritz of orange, mild wet flower petals, some fizzy mineral water, the lack of a distinct hops presence makes it sort of a one trick pony. Medium-bodied, very fluid and slick, glides over the tongue and down the chute with ease. Milk chocolate, lactose, vanilla bean, caramel, all not overly sweet and close to devoid of roast or toast. Oats, licorice, then something like rosemary in place of hoppy herbaceousness. Carbonation keeps moving, no let up even if little effect. The mineral water just metallic enough to scrub up the finish a bit. Very agreeable sipper.

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Photo of steve8robin
3.6/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 4

Got this in a recent trade. Thanks Jon. 2010 vintage - 12oz bottle...

A: Super dark with a deep dark chocolate colored small head that fades quickly to a bubbly lace atop the brew. Good.

S: I get creamy chocolate upfront with some quick vanilla in the middle and faint woody raisin on the backend. Good.

T: Watery sweet chocolate upfront with some graham cracker taste in the middle. Some faint roastiness on the backend. Decent.

M: Thin body with not much carbonation. A dry finish. Eh.

D: This one goes down so easy because it's very watery. Good.

All in all, this brew is ok, not much else. Don't bother hunting this one unless you like watery sweet stouts. Glad I got to try it though.

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Photo of Axic10
3.76/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a tulip glass.

Appearance: Pours a deep dark black with about two fingers of fluffy khaki head.

Smell: Chocolate, roasted malt and the odd aroma from the lactose, which honestly knocks the nose down a level for me.

Taste: Sweet chocolate, roasted malt and some sweet cream.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied and creamy.

Drinkability: I had higher expectations for this beer, but other than the nose it is enjoyable. I have the remainder of a six pack that I will enjoy drinking.

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Photo of mntlover
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a deep black no real light getting thru, with a milk chocolate head thumb sized falls to ring with some decent lace.

Aroma is light roasted malts, rich chocolate notes lots of sweetness. Also hints of dark fruit or liquorice maybe.

Taste is right on style sweet creamy lots chocolate notes riding on a lightly roasted malt back. finish is lingering chocolate roast some light liquorice notes and some light hops.

Mouthfeel is big medium with nice level of carbonation, smooth and easy drinking.

Drinkability is good an enjoyable sweet stout.

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Photo of merlin48
3.88/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle pours dark and inky with a small light brown head. Patchy lace decorates the glass.

Aroma is the ow point here, not bad, just not enough of it. Milk chocolate and a hint of walnuts is all I can pick up.

Medium body has a prickly carbonation.

Tastes like Hershey's Kisses. Only a hint of coffee and no discrnable hop presence make for an unbalanced lactose character. A nice touch of nuttiness adds another dimension. Finishes a bit sweet, appropriate for style.

Nicely drinkable as milk stouts go, with a tasty chocolate addition.

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Photo of Apellonious
3.73/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours a dark black,with a thin lace that disappeared almost immediately

S - Smoke, chocolate, burnt wood. Yep, I said burnt wood.

T - More chocolate, alcohol overtones, possibly some licorice/plum and vanilla mixed in as well. The smoke is apparent. Becomes more syrupy as it warms, and the tastes blend together better.

M- Mouthfeel is overly sharp at the beginning, hitting the roof of the mouth. Should have let it warm some before drinking it... I would say maybe leaving it for 20 minutes after taking it out of the fridge....And further down the line, it is smoother, though some carbo remains, sits thicker and more syrup like.

D - This is not a beer that you would drink more than one in a sitting, in my opinion, but it does work well for the style. Not outstanding, but solid.

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Photo of ottovon
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: pours out black with a tan head that fell quickly

S: smells sweet. smells of chocolate, roasted malts, toffee

T: you can taste some chocoloate and sweetness from the lactose. hints of plum.

M: medium body with a nice bit of carbonation.

D: very drinkable.

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Photo of nickd717
4.12/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle from Al's of Hampden, and another one thanks to Crack1Open, a generous BA who I met in NYC.

More importantly though: THIS WAS MY 1200TH TICK OF THE YEAR 2010 WITH MINUTES TO GO HELL YES!!! I made it! Unfortunately, this rush to get my ticks in + getting iced at 2:30am made the first day of the New Year a tough one. First think I did when I woke up was ralph.

Dark brown in color with a small but lasting tan head.

Big milk chocolate aroma with a little toast and not much else, but it's damn good.

Huge milk chocolate flavor too, simple but very tasty. Like suckin' down some Hershey squirts. A little roastiness as well.

Great smooth mouthfeel with medium-full body and soft carbonation.

Solid stuff, great for a milestone tick.

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Photo of Metalmonk
4.2/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Dang, what a beauty. Somewhere between darkest brown and flat black, with a toasted tan head of foam that hangs in there a long while.

Alluring aroma already makes me wonder if I haven't met my favorite Terrapin beer here. An excellent mingling of chocolate bar, charred grain, mineral, coffee, milk and cocoa nibs.

All that the aroma promises it delivers on the tongue, with more of a smoky twist to all the chocolaty goodness. There's a nice bitterness in the back and finish that is likely hops, but makes you think of bittersweet baking chocolate. Together with a nice milky sweetness and an earthy char that tempers the sweetness, this beer goes down super-smooth thanks to the incredibly airy, silky body. Light but hardly watery, it really is like a mixture of chocolate soda and chocolate milk, but adult-ified with alcohol.

My favorite Terrapin? I don't know, I'll have to check older reviews to jog the memory banks. But definitely very, very enjoyable. The name seems to be a take on Yoo-Hoo, the chocolate drink, but hey, I'd rather drink Terrapin's version any old time. And their labels continue to amuse, this one is as fantastic as the beer itself.

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Photo of Minkybut
3.94/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a great beer. I poured this beer into my tumbler at 45 degrees. The bee was black with a great dark tan head that was kinda thin. The beer had a nice chocolate smell so thick it smelled like tomato soup to my girlfriend. There was a nice thick chocolate roasted hit after the swallow. Sweet chewy mouthfeel and great lacing. I will buy again.

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Photo of bucklemyshoe
3.78/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle at 45 degrees into a pint glass.

A: It pours a completely opaque black color with a half-finger of very dark brown head that becomes rocky.

S: 95% chocolate and 5% medium-roast coffee.

T: Taste is also one-dimensional with chocolate throughout - mostly dark chocolate - with some sweet dark fruitiness at the back end as the beer warms.

M: The body is a bit light and surprisingly not sticky.

D: This is definitely tasty but drinkability becomes in issue with greater volume because of the sweetness, and the lack of complexity becomes somewhat annoying.

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Photo of Sammy
3.94/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice drinkability, more so than the many other chocolate added beers out there. Sweet-bitter chocolate in a dark chocolate slightly frothy look. Rich chocolate, somewhat roasty aromas. Nicely balanced. Smooth mouthfeel. Reasonable a.b.v., satisfying.Thanks Mikegroove.
Had this again, bottle from late Autumn trip, still very nice milk stout.

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Photo of axeman9182
4.29/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle, poured into my Bruery tasting tulip.

Moo Hoo pours a lighter shade of black, I think I can just whisps of chestnut framing the glass. The head is halfway between a dark caramel and chocolate color, and only manages to rise to about two fingers in height. The foam cap doesn't stick around all that long, but does leave a little bit of a ring footprint around the glass as it fades. Nose is of very sweet chocolate, with some bitterness from roasted grains/hops. I don't find anything much different as I sip on Moo Hoo. The sweetness from the lactose helps highlight a great chocolate flavor that dominates the beer. It's kept in check by a perfectly measured out bite of bitterness, and the beer closes with a nice subtle coffee swirl. The mouthfeel is wonderfully rich for a beer this style, and the carbonation is dead on. Enough to combat the viscosity of the beer without distracting from the malty flavors. In an uneven year for Terrapin this is definitely one of their hits, as it's a great, easy drinking winter brew. I can definitely see myself going through a few six packs of Moo Hoo when the weather turns cold each year.

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Photo of Ryan011235
3.8/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into an E&J Cask & Cream glass on 1/4/11

Seasonal 2010

Courtesy of PDXHops

Pours a scorched crimson-brown; settles black. No light gets through this one. One finger of medium brown foam stands up to a few minutes before thinning to a collar & bubbly island. A few splotches of lace. Audible carbonation.

While the nose seems smooth, a few swirls get the aromas moving. Notes of bittersweet bakers chocolate, dusty cocoa & a hint or two of roast. Slightly sweeter overtones of milk chocolate.

A hoppy twinge segues into a dry roastiness, almost coffee-like. This begets smooth swaths of bittersweet chocolate. Incidentally, Moo Hoo is far from being the creamy, sweet stout I imagined (not that I have a problem with that). The aforementioned hoppy twinge is more apparent as it warms but stays in line.

The feel watery with the first few sips, though it seems to fill out as it warms. Average carbonation pushes about some grittiness. Roasted & bitter residuals linger on the finish.

Moo Hoo isn't a bad little stout. It doesn't taste anything like it's implied namesake; perhaps that wasn't the point. I'm actually surprised that I wouldn't mind a little more sweetness here.

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Photo of Onenote81
4.44/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass. Pours a deep dark black with just a twinge of ruby on the edges. Little-to-no lace left behind. Nose is full of creamy hot chocolate, vanilla, freshly ground coffee and roasted goodness. Smells like I just walked into a gourmet bakery/coffee-boutique. A full, creamy mouth that coats the palate well. Excellent depth for the style. Mild carbonation. Wonderful balance of sweet chocolate, mild hops, and a dark roasted finish. The vanilla comes through a tad, but this is dark all the way. Outstanding execution. A little on the sweeter side, but this may be my favorite of the style. Loved it.

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Photo of Double06
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz. bottle poured into a snifter. This is probably the 3rd or 4th I've had before deciding to review.

A: Much darker than I expected. Left a beautiful quarter to half inch dark brown head, the same color as the top of a good espresso. Swirling in the glass leaves a thin coating around the snifter.

S: Chocolate is more subdued than when it was first released and supremely fresh. Still lots of chocolate and a hint of bitterness - can't pinpoint if it's bitter chocolate or coffee. Can definitely smell the sweet lactose like you would from a real glass of chocolate milk.

T: Very good but the chocolate again is more subdued than I remember from previous bottles. Opens up a lot as it warms to cellar temperature and you get rushes of sweet milk chocolate and a creaminess (carmel?). Subtle hints of bitterness - someone mentioned espresso like qualities and that's a good descriptor.

M: What I would expect for the style, not overly viscous or coating like bigger stouts. As I said, there is creaminess in the taste and mouthfeel, which increases drinkability.

D: Very high... a bit sweet to drink a lot of, but a nice offering by Terrapin. I could have 2-3 over a night before it gets to be too much.

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Photo of MADhombrewer
4.85/5  rDev +23.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Thanks to Jason (hopsbreath) for this one!!!

Appearence- Black with a small brown head. Good lacing slides down the sides of the glass with every sip.

Smell- Silky chocolate aroma with a nice bit of hops and alcohol to back it up.

Taste- Damn, this is good! Milk chocolate truffle with an alcohol center.

Mouth feel- Near perfect mouth feel. Silky but not syrupy.

Drinkability- This is an easy one. It would be way too easy for me to drink a 6er or more of this and not care about the morning after.

Milk stouts are one of my favorite styles. This, I think, is the best I have had (sorry Duck-Rabbit).

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Terrapin Moo-Hoo Chocolate Milk Stout from Terrapin Beer Company
3.94 out of 5 based on 2,538 ratings.
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